The MARGMA Foundation has allocated RM500,000 to help 500 Bandar Tun Razak families receive fresh food weekly through Think City’s Bakul K2K (Kita-untuk-Kita) platform. The foundation was set up by the Malaysian Rubber Glove Manufacturers Association (MARGMA).
Think City, an urban impact organisation dedicated to making cities more liveable, resilient, and sustainable, has launched the Bakul K2K platform, which sells fresh food baskets at low and affordable prices to selected low-income housing communities in Kuala Lumpur and Selangor.
To kickstart the launch of Bakul K2K, a community event called Hari Pengenalan Bakul K2K was held and officiated by Bandar Tun Razak Member of Parliament Dato’ Kamarudin Jaffar and attended by 50 families who received food baskets.
The food baskets contained a whole chicken and a variety of fresh vegetables high in protein, vitamins, and minerals to encourage balanced food intake and help with poor health and nutrition.
The programme included weekly provisions for at least 500 families with children aged seven to 19 who live in Bandar Tun Razak’s Perumahan Awam (PA) Seri Kota, PA Seri Sabah 3B, and PA Seri Melaka, as well as nutrition education and cooking classes for the community.
Bakul K2K is an initiative of Think City’s K2K programme, aiming to improve the quality of life and living standards in public housing. Bakul K2K allows public housing residents to purchase fresh and affordable food via the Bakul K2K website and deliver it to their apartment complexes.
Because Bakul K2K is a non-profit organisation, fresh foods are sold at close to wholesale prices to lower the cost of living.
Residents of selected public housing must register on the Bakul K2K website with a voucher sponsored by the MARGMA Foundation to redeem their baskets. The baskets are then delivered weekly to the public housing complex.